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Replace - Default "Replace by..." ?

doneill
12-Amethyst

Replace - Default "Replace by..." ?

When I do a "Replace" in an assembly, the dialog box default is set to "Reference Model".  

I almost always use "Unrelated Component".

Is there a way I can change the default setting?  

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6 REPLIES 6

I did a quick search and was unable to find an option to control the default behavior of the replace command. Maybe a mapkey would get you what you want. Here are a few that we use:

 

There is a config option that controls the auto-pairing functionality. We don't have it on by default. Hence the two mapkeys. replace_unrelated_automatic yes,no*

 

!!!REPLACE BY UNRELATED, AUTO PAIR REFERENCES
mapkey UNRA @MAPKEY_LABELREPLACE BY UNRELATED, AUTO EVALUATE REF TABLE;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Command `ProCmdReplace` ;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `gen_repl_dlg` `ByCompPH.rpl_method_radio` 1 `Unrelated Component`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `gen_repl_dlg` `PB_NewComp`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ `file_open`;\
mapkey(continued) @MANUAL_PAUSESELECT NEW COMPONENT;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Command `ProFileSelPushOpen_Standard@context_dlg_open_cmd` ;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `gen_repl_dlg` `ByCompPH.PB_UnrelEditRefTags`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `refpair_repl_dlg` `PB_Evaluate`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `refpair_repl_dlg` `PB_OK`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `gen_repl_dlg` `DoneBtn`;

 

!!!REPLACE BY UNRELATED, MANUALLY PAIR REFERENCES
mapkey UNRM @MAPKEY_LABELREPLACE BY UNRELATED, MANUALLY EVALUATE REF TABLE;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Command `ProCmdReplace` ;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `gen_repl_dlg` `ByCompPH.rpl_method_radio` 1 `Unrelated Component`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `gen_repl_dlg` `PB_NewComp`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ `file_open`;\
mapkey(continued) @MANUAL_PAUSESELECT NEW COMPONENT;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Command `ProFileSelPushOpen_Standard@context_dlg_open_cmd` ;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `gen_repl_dlg` `ByCompPH.PB_UnrelEditRefTags`;\
mapkey(continued) @MANUAL_PAUSESELECT REFERENCES TO PAIR;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `refpair_repl_dlg` `PB_OK`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `gen_repl_dlg` `DoneBtn`;

 

!!!REPLACE COMPONENT BY COPY
mapkey RBC @MAPKEY_LABELREPLACE COMPONENT BY COPY;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Command `ProCmdReplComp@PopupMenuTree` ;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Select `gen_repl_dlg` `ByCompPH.rpl_method_radio` 1 `By Copy`;\
mapkey(continued) ~ Activate `gen_repl_dlg` `DoneBtn`;

 

Ty

doneill
12-Amethyst
(To:Tdaugherty)

Ok... very good!

Thanks for all your help today!!!

Trebla
14-Alexandrite
(To:Tdaugherty)

@Tdaugherty 

 

Thank you very much, these mapkeys are fine!

 

For evaluate the table there are some config options that I didn't know...

replace_sameid_rule_order
replace_interface_rule_order
replace_history_rule_order
replace_sameparam_rule_order
replace_samename_rule_order

 

pausob
16-Pearl
(To:doneill)

I notice you have the "Remember These Components" option checked.

This will keep a reference to the old component (the one that was replaced).

Not sure why one would want that reference to remain, so I use this config.pro option to prevent such unwanted dependencies.

remember_replaced_components no

 

 

StephenWilliams
22-Sapphire III
(To:pausob)

That is very important! Good catch.

It makes a reference that is used for interchangeable components that you want to continue to be interchangeable in the future. The specific case I have used is for simplified parts and complicated assembly. I can swap the components easily without going thru the reference selection process.

I would say that 99% of the time, users are making a 1 time change out and don't want to keep those references!

jbob
11-Garnet
(To:doneill)

my guess is that PTC has this coded into the software and we cannot change this. This setting changes depending on the model you are replacing. If the model is a is part of a family table the default will not be, reference model it will be, family table.

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